Boozman, Crawford seek drug-screening change for truckers

March 19, 2015
In The News

WASHINGTON — The commercial trucking industry would have more options available for pre-employment drug screenings under legislation two Arkansas lawmakers introduced Thursday in Congress.

Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., and Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Jonesboro, filed bills in the Senate and House that would allow trucking companies to opt out of Department of Transportation required urinalysis testing if they use hair tests instead.

“My bill’s only concern is improving the safety of our roads,” Crawford said. “Some drug users, when they know that a drug test is likely, are able to abstain for just a few days before the test and beat the system. This bill would catch a much larger percentage of those drivers and keep them off the roads.”

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